Monday, August 5, 2013

Headline: Pack of Lit Firecrackers Tossed Into Zoo Monkey Cage . . . Rightwing Primates Go Apeshit . . .

Hardy-fucking-har-har . . .

RNC Threatens to Pull Primary Debates from NBC, CNN over Hillary Clinton Productions:

Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus on Monday called on both NBC and CNN to drop their planned film productions of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or face losing their partnerships with the RNC for 2016 presidential primary debates.
In letters to the chairman of NBC Entertainment, Robert Greenblatt, and CNN President Jeff Zucker, Priebus slammed the networks' "thinly-veiled attempt at putting a thumb on the scales of the 2016 presidential election" as unfair to other potential candidates from both parties.
NBC announced last month it was planning a miniseries starring Diane Lane that would follow Clinton's trajectory beginning in 1998, the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal. The series was to air before Clinton could launch a hypothetical White House run. Days later CNN also announced it would produce a documentary to be released in 2014, according to the New York Times.
"If you have not agreed to pull this programming prior to the start of the RNC's Summer Meeting on August 14, I will seek a binding vote of the RNC stating that the committee will neither partner with you in 2016 primary debates nor sanction primary debates which you sponsor," Preibus wrote to the networks.

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Snort! . . . Spittle! . . . Snarf! . . . . . . aye, yi, yi . . . . sigh . . . .

Please forgive The Gadfly for his uncouth behavior in public, but this story is so comically precious that The Gadfly, after reading it, was spontaneously compelled to burst out in such a fit of uproarious laughter at such a garish display of buffoonery and hypocrisy by the GOP cry baby brigades, that he was left gasping prone on the floor, tears streaming down his face and goblets of laugh snot spurting out his nose.

The Republicans, via their RNC mouthpiece Reince Priebus (btw - if you remove all of the vowels in Priebus' name you are left with, ironically, RNC PR BS - fitting if The Gadfly don't say his self) are threatening to take their playthings (which for the purposes of this conversation are whatever losers they come up this time around to try and foist upon America as Presidential material) home and not share any more because, horror of horrors, a couple of their rival media outlets dare to do what Fox does routinely, day in and day out - which is to provide biased (yet to be determined for NBC and CNN since the Clinton documentaries have yet to air and no fair analysis/review has been performed) media coverage to politicians of their choosing.

But geez wow!  These Republican jagoffs truly are cocksure that nobody will recall the overt fawning and favorable coverage by Fox "News" of McCain/Palin and Romney/Ryan during their failed runs at the Presidency huh?  Do we really have to crank up The Intertoobz Wayback Machine and present all of the recorded video and audio evidence of Fox's open and shameless on-air shilling on behalf of those GOP presidential candidates, not to mention the 24x7 propagandizing for GOP politicians and conservative causes, and against progressive causes, that goes on day after day after day up to the present time?

Now - having stated that bit of business about the RNC's farcical crocodile tears on this subject, The Gadfly himself is guardedly suspect about NBC's and CNN's ulterior motives in deciding to air competing documentaries on Mrs. Clinton at this stage.  They, like everyone else, have not the slightest clue as to Mrs. Clinton's intentions one way or the other as to whether she is going to run for the 2016 nomination.  And if she does announce that she intends to run, a valid question will be proposed as to whether or not NBC and CNN will be prepared then to give commensurate air time to all of the other candidates, from both parties, during prime time viewing periods?  If not, The Gadfly would argue then that the only thing NBC and CNN will have accomplished by airing the Clinton piece is to lower even further their journalistic standards down closer to the level of Fox "News" and validate ever more so the view of many in this country that the trustworthiness of America's mainstream media wanes by the day.

It remains to be seen what happens from here, but let's get back to the hilarious RNC histrionics of threatening to not participate in Presidential debates sponsored by NBC and CNN if they don't cancel the Clinton documentaries.  Can you dear readers imagine the outcry and screeches of horror from the right wing flying monkey brigades if the tables were turned and it were the Democratic National Committee threatening Fox "News" in an equal manner?  Hoo-boy, the Tea-Party would be organizing pitchfork & torch marches down Pennsylvania Avenue, because of course it will all be the nefarious doings of that sneaky, Kenyan, Muslim, Amurrika-hatin' socialist in the White House - dontcha know?  And - Fox "News" would be using their airtime non-stop 24x7 to rail against the "un-American" and "Constitution hating" Democrats.  The howls of indignation from the right would be ear-splitting and vengeful in their clamor.

Anyhow, read the TPM piece if you're up for a good chuckle.  On another note, if you want to see how this story has riled up the boorish dregs of the Teabagger brigades, go read the hateful bilge they are spewing about it in the comments section at The Hill's site - it really showcases what a bunch of nasty, noxious and sickening people the right has in it's ranks :


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